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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Native American fest canceled

    It is with great regret that I send you this news but we need to make the people of Spencer County and Taylorsville aware that we will not be able to host a Native American festival this year.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Is patriotism lost?

    Happy 234th birthday U.S. of A!

    Time to get those barbecues fired up for this weekend’s backyard festivities. Let’s see, we need burgers, hot dogs and chips. Check! A cooler full of Cokes. Check! Plastic cups, plates and utensils in shades of red, white and blue. Triple check! Oh, yeah, don’t forget to stop by the nearest fireworks stand. You know how the kids love sparklers.

    I enjoy a family get-together as much as the next person, but is that all the Fourth of July means to us any more? Is it just another commercialized holiday?

  • LETTER: Thank you for celebrating my life

    I would like to thank everyone for their attendance at my celebration of life party. Also, I would like to thank the community for all their  prayers and love during my time of illness. God bless you and thank you.

    Growing up in the Spencer County community and being raised in such a large and loving family, has truly given me many wonderful memories and experiences. Thank you!

    Diane Bowman-Hammond

    Louisville

  • GUEST COLUMN: Our Taylorsville industry is tourism

    Recently, a reporter from one of the TV stations asked me; “What is Taylorsville and Spencer County’s main industry?”  For me, the answer was simple: tourism. 

    With 700 to 800 thousand people coming through our community each year visiting Taylorsville Lake, we need to find new and innovative ways to harvest this tourism dollar.  We are accessible to many areas in the region, and even in a down economy, short weekend getaways are still affordable to many.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Bailouts for newspapers?

    Okay. Congress isn’t seriously considering bailing out the newspaper industry, but a meeting of the Federal Trade Commission earlier this month has sparked the debate, so I’m running with it.

    The FTC evidently gathered a group of experts June 15 to discuss a 47-page draft called “Potential Policy Recommendations  to Support the Reinvention of Journalism.”

  • LETTER: Pool service complaint

    We have had a swimming pool for about eight years. Every year, I have driven to a pool company many miles away.

    When I read that Taylorsville had a new pool company, I thought, “Great. Right down the road, close to home and we can keep our money in the area.”

    Two weeks before Derby Day, I went to Taylorsville Pool and talked with Jim Kannapel, the owner.

    We talked for about a half hour about various new products and such.

  • GUEST COLUMN: A moment to reflect

    It was an honor to be a part of “Relay for Life” this past weekend at Spencer County High School.  To see the level of community support and commitment for this event was inspiring. 

    Cancer affects all of us; whether you are a cancer survivor, or it has touched a friend, loved one, or a family member.  It was also great fun judging the cooking contest and merchant window displays as Relay for Life painted our town purple last week. 

  • LETTER: Habitat, scramble are community efforts

    Tanglewood Golf Course on June 4 and 5 was the site of a great outpouring of community support for Spencer County Habitat for Humanity. 

    On those 2 days, 102 golfers participated in the 5th Annual Spencer County HFH Golf Scramble.  Mother Nature cooperated for the most part, the golf course was in great shape, numerous volunteers watched for the golfers to make a hole-in-one and the golfers generously donated to Spencer County Habitat by buying “Skirts”, “Mulligans” and door prize tickets.